Israel / Palestine

The Middle Eastern past is never dead

The normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (followed quickly by Bahrain) indicates that the Middle East is undergoing a strategic paradigm shift, with the Palestinians left out in the cold. But anyone who thinks that the region’s oldest ongoing conflict has been laid to rest should think again.

Open letter: Grave concern about US plan for Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US President Trump’s Middle East plan contradicts internationally agreed parameters for the Middle East peace process, relevant UN resolutions and the most fundamental principles of international law, say 50 former foreign ministers and leaders from across Europe in a joint statement. Eleven ECFR Council Members have also signed it.